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I put together a gaming desktop build, and I'd like to know what you all think about it. I also have a few questions.

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December 6, 2013 7:17:05 PM

My goal is to get a gaming desktop put together that will run the newest games for the next few years. After researching the parts people recommended I came up with this list. If you think you know a better part for about the same price please let me know it's name and how its better. Thanks for looking and thanks for any help. (I already have a mouse and keyboard and all that)

Country of Origin: I'm from the bowels of Hell, but I currently live in the USA

Budget: Something around $800- $1200 USD

SLI/Crossfire and Overclocking: No


CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ Amazon)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (59.99 @ Newegg)

Storage:Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.00 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: MSI 280X Gaming 3G Video Card (359.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.52 @ NCIX US)

Power Supply:

OS: Windows 95 or Windows 7, I haven't decided.

Total: $836 but that's without power supply
I left power supply blank Because I don't know what to get. I was hoping you guys could help me figure that out. I also have a few questions.
Is there a way to tell if all the parts of a build are compatible with each other?
When looking up these pieces I noticed many had a few reviews saying that after a few months the part stopped working. Is it normal for all parts to have a few bad ones, or am I just looking at crap parts?
Should I just toss my build and go with this one I found in a sticky thread, which I'm guessing is made by Zared 619?
Zared619's Instrument of Winning

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core ProcessorP ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU CoolerP ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 MotherboardP ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 MemoryP ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard DriveP ($68.88 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video CardP ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower CaseP ($38.24 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power SupplyP ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD WriterP ($16.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $996.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-11 23:00 EDT-0400)

Thanks for any help.

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December 6, 2013 8:01:46 PM

Each build has great parts really I would have no problem with either one.
I would go for the 2nd build to take advantage of the newer technology.

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December 7, 2013 6:44:27 AM

Okay, thanks, I think I'll go with the second one.
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December 7, 2013 8:48:09 AM

Let us know how it turns out and shout back if you need build help.
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December 7, 2013 1:08:46 PM

I went to a Tiger Direct store in Delaware, (no sales tax, woo hoo!) Found a guy and showed him the list, he said they didn't have some of the parts, but he'd help me find parts that cost about the same and had the same or better performance. After an hour or so we found all the parts and I bought a few extra bits not on the list, a DVD drive, OS, virus protection, and insurance. It's gonna be a few days before I can get started on it, and after a few weeks I'll let you guys know how its holding together. I'll post the build later tonight.
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December 7, 2013 1:08:48 PM

I went to a Tiger Direct store in Delaware, (no sales tax, woo hoo!) Found a guy and showed him the list, he said they didn't have some of the parts, but he'd help me find parts that cost about the same and had the same or better performance. After an hour or so we found all the parts and I bought a few extra bits not on the list, a DVD drive, OS, virus protection, and insurance. It's gonna be a few days before I can get started on it, and after a few weeks I'll let you guys know how its holding together. I'll post the build later tonight.
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